Record Revenues Are a Good Thing (Especially Now)!

As this article from SmartMoney points out, record levels of revenue really shouldn’t be that big of a deal, but in the current economic climate they are.

The reason is that given steady economic growth, a given company should be able to increase its revenue year over year. The rate of increase may not be [...]

Finally, an Income For Life Model That’s Real!

The investment media is awash in various income for life scams that guarantee you can invest in their system and never lose another penny. Obviously, such claims fall into the “to good to be true” basket of the investment scam smell test.

But back in November 2, 2009, Kiplinger’s offered a real-life investment model for lifelong [...]

So much for Minyanville and the Ides of March?

Last week I wrote a post hi lighting an article at Minyanville that asks if March 2010 was going to be October 1987 all over again.

The premise was that there were major indicators that were signaling much in common with that fateful period 23 years ago, and there was some speculation that it [...]

Does Anyone Use StockTwits.com, And Is It Any Good?

StockTwits is a social networking and micro-blogging site much like Twitter, but exclusively for stocks.

The website advertises:

“Discover & Share Real-Time Investment Ideas.”

They plug themselves as a “financial community with thousands of active, daily contributors” all eager to share their real-time trading ideas, and claim to have a world-wide audience of more than 100,000 investors and [...]

Beware the Ides of March?

Technically speaking, the Ides of March is nothing more than a date on the Roman calendar. March 15th, to be exact. But it has sinister implications because it just so happens that the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar, was stabbed to death on March 15th 44 BC by the very senators who were supposed [...]

Forget Gold. Look To Commodities Etfs, Agriculture And Lead Instead. (VIDEO)

Famed investor and best-selling author Jim Rogers was interviewed by Yahoo!’s Tech Ticker back in October 2009, and he’s still bullish on commodities, but not so much on gold.

Here’s the 30-second takeaway from the video:

Individual investors should focus on commodity ETFs, unless they have a deep understanding and interest in commodities futures trading.

Forget gold, and [...]

How Much Do Mutual Funds Really Cost?

Q. How much does it cost to own a mutual fund?

A. More than you think.

Most investors know about a fund’s expense ratio, and use that attribute for comparing various funds before buying. But there are a host of hidden costs that are much more difficult to uncover for many mutual funds.

That’s what this article from [...]

An Energy Infrastructure Stock To Watch – EPD: Enterprise Products Partners.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) provides services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, and petrochemicals. It’s clients are in the continental United States, Canada, and Gulf of Mexico. EPD also develops pipeline and other energy infrastructure, and it’s got a high yield and has been diversifying through acquisitions, which [...]